‘Recognizing the best in the Micro and Small Enterprise Sector’ is the theme for the 2019 MSME Awards.
In his official remarks to commemorate the media launch of the MSME Award, the Governor of Reserve Bank of Vanuatu Simon Ati stated that “the idea of the MSME Awards was initiated as part of the Bank’s commitment under the National Financial Inclusion Strategy to promote and recognize the success and perseverance of MSMEs in the country”.
He further mentioned that, “the MSME Award, is intended to be a National and Annual event, however, for a start this year 2019, the Award will only target the Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs)”.
The aim of the Awards is to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of some of our very own local Micro and Small Entrepreneurs and Financial Services Providers in the country.
This year 2019, there will be seven (7) main categories for the Awards, Outstanding Micro/Small Entrepreneur in Manufacturing sector, Outstanding Micro/ Small Entrepreneur in Service sector, Outstanding Micro/Small Entrepreneur in Agriculture sector, Outstanding Micro/Small Youth Entrepreneur, Outstanding Micro/Small Women Entrepreneur, Outstanding Micro/Small Innovative Entrepreneur and Outstanding Financial Service Provider
In his remarks, Prime Minister Salwai acknowledged the initiative by the Reserve Bank and sought the continuous assistance of all partners and key stakeholders to promote the MSMEs development in the country.
The Reserve Bank will advise via its website and media channels on the nomination period for the Award, which will culminate in an Awards night in late October, 2019 to which the finalists will be invited and the winners announced.
Photo supplied Caption: Governor of RBV, Simon Athy during the launch of the MSME Awards